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RATINGS: 73   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.75   EST. CALORIES: 345   ABV: 11.5%
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"Garún is named for the strong and brave heroine of one of Iceland’s most popular folktales "The deacon of Dark River (Myrká)." A tale of ghosts, undying love, and life triumphing over death told against the backdrop of elements essential to Iceland’s character: ice, snow, and flooding waters whirling dark and mysterious. The same elements that inspire this rich, intense, bold and swirlingly varied Icelandic stout. Garún is a dark aura of intense richness and haunting aroma with notes of chocolate, licorice and coffee. Skál!"


3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
fonefan (35959) - VestJylland, DENMARK - FEB 15, 2014

Bottle 330ml.

Clear dark dakr brown color with a small, fizzy, virtually none lacing, fully diminishing, beige head. Aroma is moderate to heavy malty, roasted, chocolate, coffee. Flavour is moderate to heavy sweet and bitter with a long duration, chocolate, alcohol, dark malt, dark chocolate. Body is medium to full, texture is oily, carbonation is flat, finish feel is light alcoholic. [20131229]

4.1
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
yespr (31977) - Copenhagen O, DENMARK - DEC 29, 2013
33 cL bottle. Pours dark brown to almost black. with a small brown head. Aroma is roasted malty, chocolate and vague liquorice. Thick malty, roasted malty and chocolate. Nice roasted and liquorice note. Lingering dark malty finish.

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
oh6gdx (20902) - Vasa, FINLAND - JUN 28, 2014
Bottled@PBF IX. Pitch black colour, small brown head. Aroma is liquorice, alcohol, some mild toffee and a bit herbal notes. Flavour is liquorice, alcohol, some mild sweet fruits and dark malts.

3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
saxo (14158) - Hřjbjerg, Aarhus, DENMARK - DEC 29, 2013
Bottle. Nice head with good duration. Color is dark brown. Aroma and taste are roast malt, chocolate, coffee, caramel, soy and hops.

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
MiP (13788) - Sřnderborg, DENMARK - OCT 24, 2014
Bottle, 11.5%. Bread and smoke aroma. Black colour. Small stable frothy brown head. Sweet and bitter, bready flavour. Sticky sweetness partly balanced by a rough but nice enough bitterness. Good warming alcohol presence.

2.9
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 11/20
TBone (12991) - Pori, FINLAND - JUN 28, 2014
Bottle 330ml (PBF IX)
Dark brown, almost opaque color, small beige head. Licorice, cardboard, alcohol in the nose. Medium-bodied. Licorice, sweetness, some alcohol. Gives somewhat industrial feeling.

4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Rasmus40 (11865) - Beder, Aarhus, DENMARK - DEC 29, 2013
Bottle @ Aarhus tasting. Black with a dark brown head. Aroma is sweet, roasted malt, chocolate, licorice and a little alcohol. Flavor is very sweet and rather bitter. Dry and roasted rather bitter finish with a little warming alcohol. Oily. 291213

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
brokensail (11534) - Orange County, California, USA - JAN 31, 2014
On tap @ Haven Gastropub. Black colored beer with a dark tan head. Nose is big on the roasted malt, burnt sugar, and a bit of ash. Some sweet molasses, notes of dark treacle, and licorice. Some coffee, alcohol, and dark chocolate, too. Kind of bitter, roasted flavor. Big dark treacle, burnt sugar, and ash character. Lots of coffee, dark chocolate, licorice, and molasses. Some sweet prune and grape in there, too. Intense.

4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
bhensonb (11494) - Woodland, California, USA - APR 9, 2014
Bottle from Capitol Beer in Sacramento, CA. Pours very dark brown black with a rather dark tan head. Aroma makes me think of graham crackers and chocolate. Med + body. Flavor is rather graham with anise, chocolate, and some decent coffee confusion. Heat is not an issue here. This is very different, and very tasty stuff. The dark malt is pretty far from treacle, but there’s some sugar. Still, I think it finishes towards dry, and there’s bitter from either hop or burnt malt. Very nice stuff.

3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
chrisv10 (11372) - DENMARK - DEC 29, 2013
Bottle, 11.5%. Very dark brown with tiny head. Aroma is roasted malts, chocolate, caramel and a little coffee. Flavour is roasted malts, chocolate, liquorice, coffee, medium sweet, little vinous, oak, soy, little bitter with notes alcohol.


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